Only Murders in the Building Season 2: Renewed or Canceled?

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‘Only Murders in the Building’ is a comedy series that combines the enthusiasm of true-crime podcasting with some crafty storytelling. It follows the unlikely trio of Charles, an aging actor; Oliver, a washed-out director; and Mabel, a young woman with a mysterious past. The three true-crime aficionados team up to investigate a murder that has taken place in their secrets-filled building, the Arconia. Created by Steve Martin and John Hoffman, the series first debuted in 2021 and has received an overwhelmingly positive reception from critics who have praised the show’s insightful writing and charming humor.

The first season ends with a jaw-dropping cliffhanger that is hinted at in the very first episode. Therefore, the ending of season one feels like a promise of more stories featuring our favorite goofy and chaotic trio. If you are eager to find out details about a follow-up installment, we’ve got you covered! Here’s everything you need to know about ‘Only Murders in the Building’ season 2!

Only Murders in the Building Season 2 Release Date

‘Only Murders in the Building’ season 1 premiered (with its first three episodes) on August 31, 2021, on Hulu. The rest of the episodes released weekly, and the season finale landed on October 19, 2021. The debut season comprises ten episodes with a runtime of 26–35 minutes each.

With regards to a second season, we have some exciting news for the show’s fans! On September 14, 2021, when the first season was only halfway through its run, Hulu announced that it had renewed the series for a sophomore outing. Therefore, a second season is guaranteed and will arrive in due time. As far as the release date is concerned, production on the upcoming season is yet to commence.

However, considering the ending of season 1, the writing team already has a fair sense of idea where the story is headed. In an interview, co-creator John Hoffman corroborated the same and revealed that production on the second installment is slated to commence by the end of 2021. Therefore, we can expect the series to deliver fresh episodes very soon. Like the first season, filming is likely to last for four months. Thus, ‘Only Murders in the Building’ season 2 would be on track to release sometime in August 2022, at the earliest.

Only Murders in the Building Season 2 Cast: Who can be in it?

‘Only Murders in the Building’ stars Steve Martin as Charles-Haden Savage, an aging actor who starred in a hit detective show during the 80s; Martin Short as Oliver Putnam, a down on luck Broadway director; and Selena Gomez as Mabel Mora; a young lady with a past connected to the Arconia. Apart from the close-knit trio, Aaron Dominguez appears as Oscar, Mabel’s close friend.

Amy Ryan essays the character of Jan, a bassoonist and resident of the Arconia. For the second installment, Hoffman has already confirmed that Martin, Short, and Gomez will be reprising their roles. Dominguez is also likely to return his role, while Ryan is unlikely to appear, given her character’s arc concludes in the season 1 finale.

Actors such as Ryan Broussard (Will Putnam), Jackie Hoffman (Uma Heller), Da’Vine Joy Randolph (Detective Williams), and Michael Cyril Creighton (Howard Morris), who appear in recurring roles in the first season, could continue in a similar capacity for season 2. Although Jayne Houdyshell’s character Bunny dies in the finale of season 1, she is expected to appear in flashbacks. Furthermore, we are also likely to see Tina Fey’s character, Cinda Canning, in a larger role along with some fresh faces in the new season.

Only Murders in the Building Season 2 Plot: What can it be About?

The first season of ‘Only Murders in the Building’ revolves around Charles, Mabel, and Oliver’s investigation of Tim Kono’s murder. Tim is revealed to be the childhood friend of Mabel. The trio’s investigation takes the shape of a true-crime podcast that becomes popular over time. In the season finale, the trio figures out that Charles’ girlfriend Jan — who is also Tim’s former lover — killed him. Ultimately, Jan is arrested for Tim’s murder. Just as Charles, Oliver, and Mabel celebrate their success, they get embroiled in a new murder mystery.

Season 2 is likely to pick up immediately after the police arrests the trio for the murder of the building’s board leader, Bunny. The second season will follow the trio as they try to clear their name from the false acquisition of murder by catching the real killer. In the process, more secrets about the Arconia could be revealed. The upcoming season is also likely to maintain the podcasting angle with Cinda Canning following the investigation through her new podcast titled “Only Murderers in the Building.”

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